2017 ACM Mid-Atlantic Regional Programming Contest

The 2017 edition of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest for the Mid-Atlantic Region will be held on Saturday, November 11th from 12-5 PM1 at Johns Hopkins University on the Homewood campus. The exact location will be Hackerman Hall Room B17 (in the basement); teams should come to this room for registration. The contest itself will take place in the Undergraduate Computer Science Labs.

The Contest scoreboard will be available through Kattis.

Room Assignments

When arriving for the contest, please report to B17 in Hackerman Hall. There will be volunteers on hand to direct you to the right place once you get to the building.

Schedule

Time Activity
9:00-9:45 Registration, Give out Certificates, Badges, T-Shirts, etc., Optional Breakfast
9:45-10:00 Welcome, introduction, rules, orientation
10:00-11:00 Practice Problem
11:00-12:00 Lunch, review of contest rules
12:00-17:00 Competition
17:00-18:00 Dinner
18:00-18:30 Announce Results, Present Awards

Directions

Google Maps: Go to the South Garage: 3101 Wyman Park Drive

Campus Map: Contest registration will be held in Hackerman Hall. On the campus map Hackerman is Building 29. We suggest you park in the parking structure beneath the Decker Quad.

From I-95 (southbound) or from I-695 (the Baltimore Beltway)

Take the beltway toward Towson to exit 25. Take Charles Street south for about 7 miles (when Charles Street splits a block after Loyola College and Cold Spring Lane, take the right fork). As you approach the university and cross University Parkway, continue southbound but be sure to jog right onto the service road. After you pass the university on the right, turn right onto Art Museum Drive. Just after the Baltimore Museum of Art, bear right at the traffic island onto Wyman Park Drive. Take a right immediately after the university gates into the parking structure.

From I-95 (northbound)

Take exit 53 onto I-395 north toward downtown Baltimore, then take the exit to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and follow the directions from Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard below.

From Maryland 295 (the Baltimore-Washington Parkway)

Entering Baltimore, the parkway becomes Russell Street. Stay on Russell Street until (with the new Baltimore Ravens stadium to your right and Oriole Park at Camden Yards looming before you) you reach the right-hand exit marked Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (look carefully for this; the signs are small). This exit will put you very briefly on a service road parallel to Russell Street. Stay to the left and take the ramp marked Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Follow the directions (below) from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

From Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

Take King Boulevard north until it ends at Howard Street (remain in one of the middle lanes of King Boulevard to avoid a premature forced right or left turn). Turn left at Howard Street and proceed about 2 miles. One block past 29th Street, turn left at the traffic island (just before the Baltimore Museum of Art) onto Wyman Park Drive. Take a right immediately after the university gates into the parking structure.

From the Jones Falls Expressway (I-83) southbound

Take the 28th Street exit to 28th Street east. Turn left on Howard Street. One block past 29th Street, turn left at the traffic island (just before the Baltimore Museum of Art) onto Wyman Park Drive. Take a right immediately after the university gates into the parking structure.

Contest Environment

You will be given access to a Linux workstation. Free printing will be available. You will not be allowed to bring your own hardware (including keyboard or mouse).

The following software will be installed on the workstation:

Programming Languages

Contestants may write submissions in C, C++, Python, or Java. Programming language documentation will be available at your workstation.

Materials

Contestants are allowed to bring any printed material they wish, including any books and printed code samples. Note that this specifically excludes any and all electronic formats or readers.

Rules

For all rules related to scoring or other concerns, please see the Official Regional Contest Rules.

Practice Questions

Radford has made available questions from previous years.

For more information

Look at the Mid-Atlantic regional competition website or email jhuicpc@googlegroups.com with any questions.

  1. Even though the competition itself will be running only from 12 until 5, contestants must report to Hackerman Hall earlier in the day. See the schedule for more details.